What does deportation mean?

Definitions for deportationˌdi pɔrˈteɪ ʃən, -poʊr-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word deportation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. exile, deportation, expatriation, transportation(noun)

    the act of expelling a person from their native land

    "men in exile dream of hope"; "his deportation to a penal colony"; "the expatriation of wealthy farmers"; "the sentence was one of transportation for life"

  2. deportation(noun)

    the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien


  1. deportation(Noun)

    The act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deportation(noun)

    the act of deporting or exiling, or the state of being deported; banishment; transportation

  2. Origin: [L. depotatio: cf. F. dportation.]


  1. Deportation

    Deportation is the expulsion of a person or group of people from a place or country. Today the expulsion of foreign nationals is usually called deportation, whereas the expulsion of nationals is called banishment, exile, or penal transportation. Deportation is an ancient practice: Khosrau I, Sassanid King of Persia, deported 292,000 citizens, slaves, and conquered people to the new city of Ctesiphon in 542 C.E. Britain deported religious objectors and criminals to America in large numbers before 1776, and transported them to Australia between 1788 and 1868.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deportation in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deportation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Vivian Tan:

    What I can confirm is that we were not informed of the deportation beforehand.

  2. Marc Rosenblum:

    That's an expensive and difficult way to manage it, universal deportation is going to be inefficient.

  3. Tim Kane:

    You could build a new (deportation) operation, but it would probably fail like the Eisenhower operation failed.

  4. Aydan Ozoguz:

    The talk of deterrence methods and deportation centers in which only minimal standards should be given, that's a no-go.

  5. Norma Martinez:

    I don't want to go on living in hiding, But what happens if they take the program away, it would mean automatic deportation.

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